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Cold case murder suspects appear in court

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SHARKEY COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Investigators have arrested three people in connection with a 2009 gruesome murder in Cary.

Karitha Carroll and her 3-year-old daughter Jamiah were found stabbed to death Sept. 29, 2009.

Tuesday, two of the suspects made their initial appearances in court.

Shawn Waller of Cary and Stephanie Ann Smith of Jackson both entered not guilty pleas to two counts each of capital murder.  Their bonds were set at $1 million.

The third suspect, Josephine Warren, is in Mississippi Department of Corrections custody. She will have her initial appearance Thursday.  Warren is serving a six-year sentence for burglary.

Sharkey County Sheriff Lindsey Adams would not elaborate on the details of how the three suspects were identified.

He would only say that within the last week investigators received credible information from a "reliable source."

"This is closure, it means closure to the whole family, all the family, they can finally rest," said Jamiah's grandmother Barbara Sanders.

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